This is going to be a really exciting week. This Saturday, Calgary will be hosting the Gemini awards. Don’t worry if you aren’t familiar with the Geminis awards, that’s what I’m here for!
The Geminis are like the Emmys for the North. They reward the best in Canadian television and for two days, Calgary is going to be filled with the who’s-who of canadian celebrities. Which means I have 48 hours to track them doubt, loyal readers know I will do everything I can!
All this week I will be counting down to the awards by looking at all the nominees and playing my favourite game: Who Will Win/Who Should Win.
We’ll start today with a few different categories:

Best Host or Interviewer in a General/Hu
man Interest or Talk Program or Series.
George Kourounis (Angry Planet)
Austin Stevens (Austin Stevens Adventures)
Les Stroud (Survivorman Third Season)
George Stroumboulopoulos (The Hour with Stroumboulopoulos)
Matt Wells (Where You At Baby?)

Will win: George.
Should Win: George. Easily our countries hottest commodity. He is Canada’s John Stewart, only better.
Best News Anchor
Diana Swain (CBC)
Janet Stewart (CBC)
Heather Hiscox (CBC)
Peter Mansbridge (CBC)
Kevin Newman (Global)
Will win: Kevin Newman. As the sole non-CBC nominee, the others will fall to the split-vote syndrome.
Should win: I’m hoping for Heather Hiscox. She’d be the first woman to win it since Diana Swain in 2000!
Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series
Adam Beach, Tina Keep (2009 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards)
Theo Tams (Canadian Idol)
Leah Miller ( So You Think You Can Dance Canada)
Russell Peters (The 2009 Juno Awards)
Jason Priestley (The 23rd Annual Gemini Awards)
Will Win: Easily the weirdest group of nominees. Jason Priestly could be the surprise winner.
Should Win: Russell Peters, even though he won last year too, I have a soft spot for the two-time Juno Host. Mostly because he made them cool. Miller will get it as soon as she stops reading the cards and learns how to pronounce Canada properly.


Mike Morrison